The annual dues for Master, Barrister, and Associate members of the Inn range from $220 to $395 depending on the membership category and whether the member is in private practice or government employ.  The funds provided by the dues defray the Inn's operating expenses, including the cost of the members' meals at the monthly Inn meetings and the members' dues to the American Inns of Court Foundation.
            The American Inns of Court Foundation has received a 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service, and the Barney Masterson Inn benefits from this designation as an affiliate of the foundation.  Members may deduct their dues either as a business expense or as a charitable contribution.  Members electing to deduct their Inn dues as a charitable contribution must reduce the amount of their contributions by the value of the meals.  The value of each meal for the 2007-2008 year is $25.


            Members of the Barney Masterson Inn receive benefits from the American Inns of Court Foundation.  They receive a subscription to The Bencher, the Foundation's bi-monthly newsletter, and a national membership directory.  Members of local inns are also entitled to attend the annual meeting and to purchase videotaped programs such as the Visions of Excellence series.  Members traveling to England may also obtain letters of introduction to any of the four English Inns of Court.

            For further information about your membership in the American Inns of Court Foundation, please contact the foundation directly at:

American Inns of Court Foundation
225 Reinekers Ln, Ste 770
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 684-359
Facsimile (703) 684-3607